A normal range blood pressure is anything below 120 over 80. Actually, anything over 115/75 is generally believed to put you at higher risk of developing high blood pressure in the future.
Anything in-between, from 121-139 over 81-89, is an intermediary level, often called “pre-hypertensive”. While not immediately life-threatening, higher and higher readings put you at progressively higher risks for stroke, heart attack or heart and kidney failure.
If you have normal range blood pressure, great! You have no problems and should live a long and healthy life. But if you are up in the danger range, you ought to lower your blood pressure level.
At one time in my life I was diagnosed as borderline hypertensive. For the next 15 years I took “beta blocking” pharmaceuticals to control my blood pressure (BP). What finally saved me was that I had bought a home blood pressure testor device and tested my BP each morning before I got out of bed.
I started noticing that certain things I did or did not do seemed to affect my daily BP readings. If I drank alcohol in excess in the evening, the next morning my BP would be higher. If I ate popcorn and drank martinis my BP went up. Red wine with cheese and crackers and it went down.
Gradually, I learned to lower blood pressure naturally. I found foods and a lifestyle that caused my blood pressure to go down. Gradually, I lowered the amount of medication I was taking, keeping my BP at 120/75.
I kept on with this program of lowering blood pressure naturally until finally, I found that I didn’t need the medication at all. That was 9 years ago. I never went back. Today, I still measure my blood pressure in the mornings. My last ten-day moving average of readings is 100.8/60.5 with a pulse rate of 51.0.
I took chances with my health and spent thousands of dollars on prescription drugs before I found out that when you control your blood pressure naturally, you don’t need them!
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Disclaimer: This posting is based on information freely available in the popular press and medical journals that deal with hypertension (high blood pressure). Nothing herein is intended to be or should be construed to be any sort of medical advice. For medical advice the reader should consult with his or her physician or other medical specialist.
– Jorge Chavez